GENERAL DENTISTRY

Your Choice for General Dentistry on 17th Avenue SW

Our goal at West 17th Avenue Dental Care is to deliver comprehensive general dental services and address the dental concerns for our patients throughout their life. General Dentistry at West 17th Avenue Dental Care covers a wide range of services and procedures, from initial consultation and diagnosis, to treating and managing your overall oral health care needs. Because general dentistry is uniquely oriented toward the prevention of disease, one of our primary general dental services at West 17th Avenue Dental Care is Dental Hygiene. With our experienced Hygiene Team in place, we are able to provide our very busy clients with the fast and efficient Hygienic care they need.

Our Calgary General Dentists, Dr. Roger Chen and Associates, provide a FULL range of General Dentistry Services to serve the dental needs of all ages, including preventative services, restorative services, cosmetic procedures and dealing with overall health concerns. Below are listed some of the most common services and procedures. If there is a specific service not listed, please call us at (403) 244-1124 to inquire.

Family Dentistry

At West 17th Avenue Dental Care we address the oral health at every stage of life. Children have very different dental needs than adults, and the qualified family dentists at West 17th Avenue Dental Care deliver comprehensive oral care from baby teeth to permanent teeth. Through education, prevention, and treatment, our goal is to offer your ENTIRE family a lifetime of oral health.

Our dental cleanings and dental check-ups are thorough and educational, so that our patients leave not only with a healthier smile, but also with a better understanding of their overall oral health. At West 17th Avenue Dental Care, we firmly believe that every patient deserves personalized attention and care with the goal to create a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles for each and every person in your family, no matter what age. The Dental Team at West 17th Avenue Dental Care welcomes you and your entire family to our dental practice.

Children Dentistry

West 17th Avenue Dental Care welcomes patients of all ages. We are proud to offer services tailored to children and their needs, from birth all the way through adolescence.

Our dedicated dental team at West 17th Avenue Dental Care has experience to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood. As parents ourselves, we understand the unique needs and concerns that children have when it comes to dental visits. We take pride in creating a friendly, gentle and comfortable atmosphere for our young patients because we believe that visiting the dentist can and should be an enjoyable experience.

Our team of dental providers aims to create trusting relationships with your child because we believe that the experiences your child has with their dentist at an early age impacts how they will view dental care as an adult. Studies show that children who have positive dental experiences tend to visit their dentist on a regular basis into adulthood. We encourage and promote early dental care and maintenance. That is why we offer all children under the age of three, a complementary “happy smile” check-up with our experienced dental team.

At West 17th Avenue Dental Care we are here to take care of the dental needs of your child, so call us today to set up a free “happy smile” or general visit!

Emergency Dentistry

At West 17th Avenue Dental Care, we welcome patients who are experiencing dental emergencies. We always keep open time in our daily schedules to accommodate last minute dental emergencies, and we offer walk-in appointments to those suffering pain, structural damage, lost fillings or crowns, or any other emergency dental issue. If you or someone you know is experiencing a dental emergency, please contact us as soon as possible so we can help you determine the best course of action.

At West 17th Avenue Dental Care we will try our very best to offer same-day treatment, if not right away!

What are some of the symptoms of a dental emergency?

  • A toothache that won’t go away
  • Facial swelling
  • Gum swelling/sensitivity
  • Pain from biting pressure
  • Constant or intermittent tooth pain
  • Severe throbbing tooth pain
  • Tissue swelling of the face
  • A loss of a tooth, a cracked or chipped tooth, an abscessed tooth
  • Bleeding from the mouth

Any of the above symptoms are good indicators that you are having some kind of issue that needs to be dealt with in a timely fashion. We understand that dental emergencies can be scary sometimes; that’s why we focus on dealing with all your emergency dental needs in a warm, caring and relaxing environment.

Call us immediately if you think you are experiencing a dental emergency, and our experienced Dental Team will be happy to provide you with the care you need.

Teeth Cleanings

Dental Hygiene is crucial for overall dental health and wellness. At West 17th Avenue Dental Care, that is why we recommend cleanings every six months, or as often as needed or recommended by your dentist, based on your specific dental needs. Some patients may require more frequent cleanings, while others may require more infrequent cleanings. The frequency will depend on several factors. Teeth that are susceptible to the accumulation of plaque and calculus, crowded teeth, or people with gum disease, will require more frequent visits and this may not match the frequency of the other members of your family. We evaluate each patient on an individual basis to determine the dental hygiene schedule that will meet your specific needs the best.

What is Included in your regular dental visit?

  • A comprehensive periodontal examination, checking for gum recession, the presence of gingivitis and possible gum disease
  • Polishing your teeth to remove hard surface stain
  • Fluoride treatment which strengthens the enamel in areas that may be weak
  • An extra-oral exam at least once a year to check the head, neck and jaw areas for abnormalities
  • An oral cancer screening, with the use of the Velscope, to check the gum tissues, tongue, band lips for signs of oral cancer
  • Digital diagnostic x-rays [when needed]

We know that maintaining the health of your teeth and gums for a lifetime of dental wellness is important to you, which is why we offer West 17th Avenue Dental Care Clinic Cleanings and Check-ups to help you achieve your goal for optimum dental health. Contact us at (403) 244-1124 to book an appointment now.

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Office Hours

Mon: Closed
Tues: 12:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thurs: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fri: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat: Closed
Sunday’s & Holidays: Closed
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